Big Jobby

A new P&S digital camera is coming to the UK soon the FinePix BigJob HD-3W, that will, if any good, probably find a way into many snappers kitbag. What is the biggest question for me, is how waterproof is it, I haven’t yet been able to find out what depth it will be waterproof up to.

The new model combines a wide-angle 3x (28-84mm) optical zoom lens with a large, scratch resistant 3” LCD screen so images can be viewed on the back of the camera more clearly. The camera also features a 6 Megapixel CCD sensor and ISO sensitivity of up to 1600, so detailed, low noise images can be captured in low light levels, such as dark construction sites, without the need for flash. However, for times when flash is needed, the powerful built in strobe enables longer flash distance of up to 10 meters. In addition, the layout of the big, easy-to-use buttons allows the camera to be used whilst wearing gloves, ensuring it will not be dropped at the most crucial moment. The case is claimed to be Waterproof, dust proof and drop proof tested to 70cm (I assume this is the drop-test height rather than the waterproof depth. Not only does it appeal, assuming that it is waterproof to a sensible depth, say 10 metres, but just think of the jokes you can have with fellow snappers, referring to it.

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